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Date: September 20, 2004
Contact: Lynne Gayle
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CZARNECKI DELIVERS KEYNOTE AT GREAT CLIPS CONVENTION

BOCA RATON, Fla.-Gerald Czarnecki, Chairman and CEO of the Deltennium Group, was a featured speaker at the Great Clips annual convention, which took place September 17 -19 in Minneapolis. He delivered his keynote address "Aloha" to the 2,500 attendees who are owners, operators and managers of the Great Clips franchise hair salons. Great Clips also purchased 2,000 copies of Czarnecki's book You're in Charge.What Now? to promote the development of salon managers' leadership skills.

Founded in Minneapolis in 1982, Great Clips has rapidly grown into one of the largest franchisors in the nation's $50 billion a year hair care industry. By perfecting a system for delivering competitively priced, high-quality cuts to men, women and children, Great Clips has opened over 2,000 salons in 100 markets across the US and Canada.

"The message in this keynote as well as in my book, are ideal for franchise organizations because effective leadership at the first and second level is critical for the success of each shop and in turn the entire organization," said Mr. Czarnecki.

Czarnecki's professional activities include his role at the Deltennium Group as consultant, investor, professional speaker and author. He is also a member of the boards of directors of State Farm Insurance (where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee) and State Farm Bank. He has a long-standing commitment to Junior Achievement, and is currently on the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Operations Committee, the Pension Committee and the Compensation Committee of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Inc.

Headquartered in Boca Raton , the Deltennium Group engages in consulting, training, speaking, researching and investing to further its mission of helping leaders and organizations achieve peak performance. Deltennium's focus on leadership development includes corporate board governance, corporate executive leadership, middle management leaders and work leaders at the first level of supervision. For more information, please visit the website at www.deltennium.com.